German flag Sunday 6th June 1993
Stuttgart, Germany

Cannstatter Wasen

MacPhisto: "Thank you so much. Do you know who I am? Because I know who you all are. Probably even better than you know yourself. Do you like your pop stars to be exciting?"

Crowd: "Yeah!"

MacPhisto: "That's why I bought these." [shows off platform boots] "The last time I was here, I was 5 feet 8 and carrying a white flag. Now look at me – I'm gigantic."

Crowd: [cheers and applause]

MacPhisto: "Do you know who Helmut Kohl is?"

Crowd: [boos and whistles]

MacPhisto: "He's becoming a friend of mine, actually. He's let me back into the country. Shall I give him a telephone call?"

Crowd: [cheer]

MacPhisto: "I'm not sure if it's just Sunday that he keeps as a day of rest."


MacPhisto: "It's so hot in Germany – just like at home."

Woman: "Bundeskanzleramt."

MacPhisto: "Hello, I'd like to speak to Mr Helmut Kohl, please."

Woman: "One moment please."

MacPhisto: "Thank you very much."

Woman: "One moment..."

MacPhisto: "You're so very kind."

Man: [sounds like "Riegner."]

MacPhisto: "Hello. My, my name is Mr MacPhisto and I'd like to speak to the Chancellor."

Man: "Erm... no, er, erm. Bundeskanzler Kohl is not in, er-- in his office..."

Crowd: [laughter]

Man: "...till tomorrow. Monday mor-- morning, is, er, Bundeskanzler Kohl here in the office."

MacPhisto: "Well, I... could-- could I leave a message, then?"

Man: "A message?"

MacPhisto: "Yes, please."

Man: "Er, I speak not English."

MacPhisto: "You--"

Crowd: [laughter]

MacPhisto: "Um... I'd just like to leave a messa-- I'd like to say to Mr Kohl – thank you very much for letting me back in the country!"

Man: "I don't know... I speak, speak not English..."

MacPhisto: "I'M BACK!"

Man: "I don't know."

MacPhisto: "I'M BACK!"

[Ultra Violet begins]

MacPhisto: [sings] "Sometimes I feel like checking out, sometimes I feel... get it wrong... want to get along... can't always be strong... stronnng..."

[Edge's guitar is not working – he finally comes in partway into the first verse]

MacPhisto: "Off with the horns, on with the show!"

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